29 Jun Alone
I am always asked about being alone. The answer never varies: Alone is worlds apart from lonely. I may be alone, but I am never lonely.
I am necessarily alone. Obviously, a solo circumnavigation requires the trip be done alone. Ordinarily, I would much prefer the company of those I love. My wife and family. My friends.
But there are times when I am glad to be alone. And I mean utterly alone and not the type of alone you get when confined to quarters. Sad news brings this out in me.
Sad news yesterday found me on deck alone with my thoughts and glad of it. No distractions save this sunset. Nothing to communicate with except the grandeur and beauty of creation itself. Nothing to separate you from the miracle of just being alive.
Alone and quiet, bathed in splendour, you can almost feel the pulse of the world. There is not much between you and the heartbeat of the universe. Between you and creation. It is truly a Thin Place.
Sad news brings me to Thin Places. I seem to always find myself there alone.
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